Chorister Robin - Kelly Goss Art
Chorister Robin bird art - Kelly Goss Art
Chorister Robin – oil pastels


Chorister Robin bird art – oil pastels on paper

This drawing of the Chorister Robin brings back memories of my childhood. I grew up in a small mining administration town called Ndola, in Zambia, southern Africa. When I was growing up, we lived in a small holding area just a few kilometres outside of town. The majority of the plots were large, between 5 and 20 acres, accessed by a quiet, pot hole laden road. We often played a game to count each second between hearing cars passing on the road. This would often be 15 minutes or more. The stillness between each car was only broken by the sounds of nature: insects humming, birds chirping, leaves rustling in the breeze.

My mother has always been passionate about gardening. Her love shone through from our beautiful, plush garden. It was like having our own private wilderness. We had a rustic metal bird bath in the garden where several species of indigenous and migratory birds would visit, drink and flutter wings while bathing. Perhaps they felt protected in this serene place. This truly was where my love for creating bird art began.

The Chorister Robin is indigenous to South Africa and Swaziland. Although this bird is not found in Zambia, I chose to draw it as I love the various shades of orange in it’s feathers and the distinctive black mask covering it’s eyes. The deep, bright pigments of oil pastels were perfect to use in this instance.


“If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse… but surely you will see the wildness!”

Pablo Picasso


Chorister Robin bird art

Original art work of the Chorister Robin

NOT FOR SALE: Sorry! The original drawing of the Chorister Robin is not available for purchase!

Prints of the Chorister Robin

  • Visit my store for Custom Prints: You can have this image of this Chorister Robin printed onto canvas, framed, acrylic or metal prints as well as mobile phone cases, towels, shower curtains, t-shirts, tote bags, throw pillows
  • Visit my store for Custom Prints: You can have this image of this Chorister Robin printed onto canvas, photographic, art, framed or metal prints as well as mobile phone cases, laptop cases, skins and sleeves, mugs, notebooks, bags, clothing, stickers, greeting cards, throw pillows

Art Commissions

  • Bespoke Commissions: If you would like me to produce another painting of another Chorister Robin or another type of bird, please have a look at my Bespoke Art Commissions information